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Pradeep Manukonda, Mark Zuckerberg Stalker, Hit With Restraining Order: TMZ

02/07/2011 08:41 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

As TMZ wrote Monday, Mark Zuckerberg has reportely filed a restraining order against his stalker, Pradeep Manukonda.

CBS News is reporting that Zuckerberg went to police in January and claimed that Manukonda was following and threatening him. According to TMZ, Manukonda had sent a handwritten letter to Zuckerberg, as well as Facebook messages. He also tried contacting Zuckerberg's sister and girlfriend and was reportedly seen outside Facebook headquarters and Zuckerberg's home, writes TMZ.

In an interview TMZ published on Tuesday, Manukonda said he was merely seeking advice from Zuckerberg and that he did not mean to scare the Facebook CEO. "I'm a peaceful guy ... I'm sorry he thought I was trying to harm him," TMZ quoted Manukonda. "I'll respect his privacy."

See CBS News' report below.

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